bluebonnet

[ bloo-bon-it ]
/ ˈbluˌbɒn ɪt /
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noun

the cornflower, Centaurea cyanus.
a blue-flowered lupine, especially Lupinus subcarnosus, having spikes of light blue flowers with a white or yellow spot: the state flower of Texas.
a broad, flat cap of blue wool, formerly worn in Scotland.
a Scottish soldier who wore such a cap.
any Scot.

Nearby words

  1. blueberry,
  2. blueberry muffin baby,
  3. bluebill,
  4. bluebird,
  5. blueblossom,
  6. bluebook,
  7. bluebottle,
  8. bluebottle fly,
  9. bluebush,
  10. bluecoat

Origin of bluebonnet

First recorded in 1675–85; blue + bonnet

Also called blue·cap [bloo-kap] /ˈbluˌkæp/.

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Examples from the Web for bluebonnet

  • Zeen did not answer, but stood there shivering and staring, with his eyes fixed on a bluebonnet in the cut corn.

    The Path of Life|Stijn Streuvels


British Dictionary definitions for bluebonnet

bluebonnet

bluecap (ˈbluːˌkæp)

/ (ˈbluːˌbɒnɪt) /

noun

other names for Balmoral 1 (def. 3)
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